Friday, September 30, 2011

Witch Doctor #3 – Review

Issue: Witch Doctor #3
Writer: Brandon Seifert
Artist: Lukas Ketner
Publisher: Image (Skybound)
Release Date: September 2011
Pages: 28
Price: $2.99

“It’s Dr. Morrow’s biggest case yet: ‘The Patient From The Black Lagoon!’ What’s the secret of the Deep Ones? How do they fit in with the Relapse, the Extinction Event that’s coming for humankind? And why are Morrow and his medical staff at each other’s throats?’”

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
How many times in your life have you been able to say “That is the most GORE-Geous creature from the sea I have ever seen!” Ketner took that mighty pencil and attacked the page when creating the main beast in this issue and I was left drooling on the pages. The highlight though, and trust me the monster is hard to top, is Seifert’s writing. It’s so technical and funny that it’s just a win win for anyone reading it. I love the back story that we got in this issue, because it opens up the world to so much more. I am scared though with #4 on the horizon that I will be wanting more and more and have to wait and wait for it. For those of you who have not picked up an issue of Witch Doctor yet I am left wondering why. This book is what I would call a funny deeply worded picture book that you need to read. So quit stalling and get reading!

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5 • Story: 4.5 out of 5
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Fearless Zombie Hunters #3 – Review

Issue: The Fearless Zombie Hunters #3
Manuel Rios Sarabia
Gared Campos
Publisher: Sadhaka Studio
Release Date:
July 2011
Pages: 32
Price: $3.99

“The Fearless Zombie Hunters face off with the mysterious Boscarato and his undead ‘actors’.
The Fearless Zombie Hunters is a black comedy about a trio of zombie slayers led by Professor Abronsius who is joined by the incompetent and disgraceful Angel, Son of El Angel, the greatest wrestler ever in Mexican history and Candy, the sassy, sexy, feminine balance between those two complete opposites. The three of them try to rid the world of the coming zombie plague.

Dying Breath: 4.0 out of 5
Hello humor and horror! It has been a while since I got a chance to check out The Fearless Zombie Hunters and I have to admit after reading this I really missed them. The writing in this book is so full of humor and action, that I think it would be impossible to not be entertained. Like I said when I reviewed issue #1 the writing is so perfect for a B-Movie that I can’t believe it hasn’t been made yet. The art style of Campos really shines here as he does a fantastic job showing off the action. His facial expressions capture the humor so well and of course his zombies are GORE-Geous. This book is so much fun and done so well that I really am having trouble understanding why more people are not talking about it. A definite read if you ask me, and a great book to add to your zombie comic collection.

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5 • Story: 4.0 out of 5

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Hellblazer #283 – Review

Issue: Hellblazer #283
Publisher: Vertigo
Release Date: September 2011
Pages: 32
Price: $2.99

“New storyline: “The Devil’s Trenchcoat.” When Gemma Masters punishes her uncle by auctioning off his trench coat, she ignites a horrific chain of events. Now Constantine must adjust to life without his smelly old coat, while its new owner’s life turns inside out.”

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
While I do still consider myself new to the world of Hellblazer, I do find it to be easily accessible, and when I say new to the world I mean the past 5 issues. This issue begins the look at the mysteriously intriguing trench coat that has donned the shoulders of Constantine for years and years. I think Milligan does an amazing job on this issue giving the coat itself a voice along with the regular cast. More spooky and mysterious problems arise  around John while he is without his garment, but that is the fun of it. The concept here is just fun to deal with, and they give it a great back story as to why it might be happening. I really enjoy the artwork of Camuncoli and Landini, their back and forth style plays well with the storyline. Of course how can anyone not enjoy a GORE-geous cover by Bisely, even if it is John in his underwear sitting on the washer. Overall I am really thinking I missed out picking up this series so far down the line. This issue is a great start to the new arc and I can not wait to see where it goes. Ton’s of supernatural fun all around.

Artwork: 4.0 out of 5  • Story: 4.5 out of 5
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Detroit Fanfare - Recap


I have to admit I have been really excited about Detroit Fanfare for a while now. A chance to get out of Chicago and head to another large city, was kinda exciting for me. Also I would have a chance to meet two Deadworld Artists (Vince Locke and Mark Bloodworth) plays into it just a little bit as well. 

So Amy and I took off on Friday, Sept. 23, to head up to Detroit, we actually had to get there early to setup for this show. This was my first time doing a show as a vendor with the Dark Delights setup (for more info check out the link.) We arrived at Cobo Hall in time to have 2 hours to get everything over to the table and practically ready to go for the next day when the show opened. I kinda hectic to make your small little space look good. 

After getting unloaded we headed down the street to the Renaissance Center which is where we were staying. I will side track for a quick second here, downtown Detroit was really cool, and right across the river was Canada, so we got a huge kick out of that. That night we went out to eat with our friends Dan and Meg Dougherty. Then we called it a night. 

I was up early the next morning wit high anticipation to head over and get the show on the road. We took the People Mover over to the hall and got in about 20 minutes before the show started. I got everything laid out and then the doors were open to the masses.

Now I won't beat around the bush here, I was expecting a lot of people to come pouring in, but it was not the case. There was a steady stream of people there throughout the show, but not what I had hoped for. However when I look back at it now, it was what it was and I have to take away the good points. 

Since the show was slower I was able to get a chance to head on over to the other side of the hall and get Gary Reed, Mark Bloodworth and Vince Locke to sign my Deadworld Classics Vol. 2, which I wrote the forward in. Getting finally meet these guys was certainly a highlight of my show. I was also able to go and hang out with other friends that I don't get a chance to see at all the Chicago show like Eric Adams, Dustin and Brian Carson, Bob Hickey and Dirk Manning. At the end of the day Saturday I had only sold 4 books which did suck, but at least 4 people now have the opportunity to see what I am always standing behind and promoting. 

So the show was over on Saturday and we headed back to the hotel. Dan, Meg and Raf Nieves were all headed to the Shel Dorf awards so Amy and I headed out to dinner with our friends Mike Beazley and Aaron Shapps.  After a good meal and a few drinks it was time to party! The show party was a great way to get a chance to hang out with all our friends and well... get drunk and dance. I left the dancing for Amy to do, while I chatted everyone up. 

Waking up on Sunday we had plenty of time to get ready before heading back over to the show, since it started at noon. As funny as it is when I say plenty of time we were still late getting to the show when it opened, women pff! Sunday played out much like Saturday, with the crowd being less than expected. Again it was a day to really get to hang out with some friends and chat about life and comics. By the end of the show I had sold 9 books and one tee shirt. It was time to pack up, say our goodbyes and head back home. 

While the crowd at Fanfare was not what I expected, I get to take a lot away from the show. I got to meet some people I always wanted to, I got to hang out with some great friends and I got to get away for a weekend and go somewhere I had never been. I think a little shimmying and shaking and next year's Fanfare will be better. You have to climb down before you can head back up and this is one show with the potential to get back on top of that mountain. I big thanks to Dennis, Tony and Gary for all they did in putting it on, and as most Lions fan's in Detroit say "We will get them next year!" (Unless we are talking about this years Lions because they look scary good)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Darkhouse Entertainment's Blood Feast

Murder Mansion – “BLOOD FEAST” is a Victorian tale of cannibalism for profit, a Gothic restaurant serving its patrons human flesh! But just where is this macabre eatery getting its main ingredient FROM?? Only the survivors of this grisly ordeal will be able to tell you for sure!

We plan to print 15000 copies and give them away at the restaurant after you have gone through the haunted house!

This is a new comic book that is in production by Charles D. Moisant. Joe Abboreno and the owner of Darkhouse Entertainment Michael-Colin Reed We plant to use this comic book to help promote DE's haunted at the Klas. 5734 W. Cermak Rd. Cicero, IL 60804  The Comic book is being penciled by Dan Dougherty and inked by Michael Reidy The book is a one shot written by newcomer Gabriella Bonamici and edited by Angela Goebel You can only get this book as a giveaway by going to and surviving the Fright Feast "Klas" haunted house in mid October and or as a prize.

The Living Corpse Exhumed #1 – Review

Issue: Living Corpse Exhumed #1
Writers: Ken Haeser, Buz Hasson
Artists: Ken Haeser, Buz Hasson
Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
Release Date: 2011
Pages: 32
Price: $3.99

“THE LIVING CORPSE rises from the grave in an all-new 6-issue mini-series! It’s hard enough to be The Living Corpse – the flies, the hunger for human brains, and the unending task of holding off the hordes of darkness from creeping into the world of the living… But when a Nosferatu suddenly moves into his graveyard, all hell breaks loose! And what will happen when The Living Corpse’s friend, Lilith, get’s caught in the middle? It’s a battle of the undead and only one will be left standing! (here’s a hint — the name of the book ain’t Nosferatu!)”

Artwork: 4.5 out of 5
Well eyelids I enjoyed having you as a part of my head until I saw the first 2 two page spreads, and then they were blown off! I love the style of Ken and Buz and I think in this issue it shows so well that you won’t know who is doing what. A perfect complement to one another. The colors were awesome as always, but a special treat was how the panels were broken up. At times you get this frames placed on the pages that don’t zoom in on anything, yet the boo-tifully break up the page. Awesome stuff.

Story: 4.0 out of 5
I don’t want to spoil anything but I have to say that this is a strong start out of the gate to make a change to a major player in the book. The writing was full of the humor I come to expect and was a great read overall. However I do have to point out that I thought some jokes did seem to have a little rust on them. Overall you get action, a great death for a classic villain and humor. This is a fun read.

Dying Breath: 4.5 out of 5
This book is back and ready to party, and guess what? You are on the guest list! Horror fans I know your picked this one up, everyone else you should give it a try. Buz and Ken bring to the table a great art style, a solid story, plenty of jokes and a great overall finished product. Plain and simple you can not lose with this one.

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